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Salvation and Stilettos Blog
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|Posted on October 17, 2012 at 8:42 PM|
W.W.J.D. = What Would JUSTICE Do?
FIGHT ON until the Acceptable Year of the Lord!!!
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Luke 4:18, 19, 21
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to…To preach the acceptable year of the Lord….And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
Matthew 6:10: Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
BlogFam, this will be the final post on the series –W.W.J.D = What Would JUSTICE Do? I hope that it has been a blessing to you and has given you a few nuggets to consider or re-consider along your journey.
Where should I begin? Well, I will be upfront and tell you that while I believe that the ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD is imminent, I do not think that it has been attained yet. First of all, let me share with you what I believe is the mark of the ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD. It is when ALL that has been fulfilled in Him, has been fulfilled in us. It is when the Kingdom of God reigns on the earth and what is done in the earth is done as it is in heaven. And the truth of the matter is this: this can happen at ANY time that the Lord sees fit. I believe that the ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD is imminent; I do not think that it has been attained yet.
One of the key verses in this episode of Luke 4,when Jesus preaches His first sermon is Luke 4:21. And he began to say unto them,This day is this scripture FULFILLED in your ears. All that Jesus had spoken in verses 18 and 19was fulfilled in Him. He was truly the embodiment of the prophetic words of Isaiah. For IN Him is the GOSPEL, HEALING, DELIVERANCE, RECOVERY, LIBERTY and ACCEPTANCE. All that the prophet declared as necessities in the earth are fulfilled IN Him.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor;he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture FULFILLED in your ears.
Jesus is the totality of EVERYTHING we need in our lives. He is the true source of our life and His life, death, burial, and resurrection has given us complete access to experience the fulfillment of the Word in our own lives. If you are a believer, then you are a part of the Body of Christ and in His body ALL things are already FULFILLED in the Spirit and apart from the body, it is not possible to experience the totality of life and life more abundantly as is possible/realized in Him.
BlogFam, I am intrigued by the reality that there are actually believers who have no desire to SEE THE ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD. There are believers who do not long to see the Kingdom of God rule the earth. There are believers who hinder the will of God being done on the earth as it is in heaven. I am intrigued but I am not surprised. And I am not surprised because for one to live their life in such a way, one would be driven to sense the urgency of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and while it might be comforting at a funeral to hear of the sweets by and by or flying away on some glad morning, in our day to day, everyday, routinely scheduled lives, being ready – keeping our lamps trimmed and burning for the Second Coming of Jesus Christ is just not at the top of our list of Action Items. And so while we are waiting for the Lord to heal us and bless us and fulfill those pretty promises that make us feel good about us in our lives, we are NOT as busy waiting or watching for the ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD!
My sisters and brothers, this is what Jesus has come to prepare us for. Every day we are being made ready for the quick return of Jesus Christ and just because it has been thousands of years since Jesus walked the earth and you think that you have so much time - BE NOT DECEIVED!!! For a thousand years is as ONE day on the calendar of the divine! And the JUSTICE that we desire to see on earth in politics, in the economy, in social policies is ultimately unattainable without total surrender to the sovereignty of the Almighty God. This is NOT to say that it is ridiculous for us to fight for the rights of all humankind but it is actually a relief to know that ultimately JUSTICE is in the hands of the Almighty God and but for the grace and mercy of the Holy One we would not have a desire to see JUSTICE – God’s will done on earth as it is in heaven.
And so we FIGHT ON!
We FIGHT ON not just for the guiding principles of this country – that we would be one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. BUT, as believers we fight on until we see the supreme reign of God in this earth.
We FIGHT ON until we LOVE GOD – LOVE OURSELVES and LOVE Our NEIGHBORS as we love ourselves.
We FIGHT ON until every knee shall bow and every tongue confesses that Jesus is Lord.
We FIGHT ON until we present our bodies as living sacrifices that are holy, acceptable unto God which is our reasonable service.
We FIGHT ON until we see the crooks and the crooked places made straight!
We FIGHT ON until justice rolls down like waters and righteousness flows as a mighty stream.
We FIGHT ON until we all do justice, love mercy and walk humbly before our God!
We FIGHT ON until God’s will is done on earth as it is in heaven!
We FIGHT ON until The Spirit of the Lord is upon all of us and in UNITY we preach the gospel to the poor; heal the brokenhearted, preach deliverance to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, and the liberation of them that are bruised!
We FIGHT ON until we experience the ACCEPTABLE YEAR OF THE LORD and His Word fulfilled IN us!
We FIGHT ON until Jesus comes again!!!
We FIGHT ON!!!
BlogFam, Are you ready for the acceptable year of the Lord? Is thy heart right with God?
GOD LOVES YOU and I DO TOO!!!
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